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Washington Insider -- Tuesday
Tue Jul 9, 2013 06:17 AM CDT

Here's a quick monitor of Washington farm and trade policy issues from DTN's well-placed observer.

Feckless Congress Likely to Set a New Record for Unproductivity

Completing even routine tasks now appears beyond the ability of the current Congress. Since it began its first session last January, the 113th Congress has passed just 15 bills that were signed into law by President Obama. Among the 15 bills that made it through the legislative process were HR 1071 ("To specify the size of the precious-metal blanks that will be used in the production of the National Baseball Hall ...

Quick View
  • Is Your Burndown Working? A cool, wet spring and the spread of herbicide-resistant weeds mean farmers should take the extra...
  • Gains on Covers It took Jerry Doan several years and a lot of trials, but the North Dakota beef producer has lear...
  • Side-by-Sides and Cool Helmets Side-by-side manufactures continue to roll out new machines and machine updates. Here are two more.
  • Stress Test for Borrowers Farm finances rate an "A" now, but economists debate if that's good enough to handle a major corr...
  • Senators Question EPA A group of U.S. senators Wednesday told President Barack Obama that his administration has not fo...
  • Climate Work Ahead at USDA Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack spoke about GOP complaints regarding the Obama administration's work wit...
  • Full-Circle Farming Bill Couser sees farming as a full circle. If it comes off the farm, it can go back into the farm.
  • Making the Grade What if corn isn't cheap the next five years? Fickle price projections can sway farm bill choices.
  • Ask the Vet What's my best bet for fly control?
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